Definition of stepwell in US English:



  • The stairwell of a bus.

    • ‘An overweight woman's dress caught on the ironing-board-shaped handrail of a transit bus stepwell.’
    • ‘The wheelchair lift device seen in the patent is located in a stepwell and includes a pair of hinged base or subframe sections which, together with pivotally interconnected and movable riser and step members, normally form a two-step stairway to allow able-bodied persons to board and exit the bus in the usual manner.’